A pair of bowls with a similar pattern from the Percival David Foundation Collection is illustrated by Rosemary Scott, For the Imperial Court, no. 39, p. 108, where the author mentions that the yellow hibiscus had been a popular subject with artists since the Song period.
This pattern is inspired by the palace bowls made during the Chenghua reign (1465-1487). For an example of the Ming dynasty Chenghua prototype with this design, see the bowl exhibited at the O.C.S Exhibition of Chinese Blue and White Porcelain, 1953, no. 101, and another included in the exhibition, Qing Imperial Porcelain, Nanjing Museum and The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1995, illustrated in the Catalogue, no. 20.